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Rachel Taylor Brown


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Alternative, somewhat experimental evocative/eclectic alternative pop

Status:

Most recent release, Falimy (2014)

See also:

Rachel Taylor Brown's site

Rachel Taylor Brown's bandcamp page

Rachel Taylor Brown's MySpace page

Comparisons:

CD Baby says "recommended if you like" Laura Nyro, Lisa Germano, and P.J. Harvey, and I can see some mix of them as a starting place to get where she's coming from. Also, Robin Holcomb and Veda Hille

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

I'd add Lisa Germano to the list of "sounds-like." A much more aggressive Lisa Germano, though. (lotterose @ gmail . com)

definitely liked what i heard. (woj@smoe.org)

Rachel Taylor Brown is fantastic. (timjy@sbcglobal.net)

Noise is what matters here: some of it's soft, ethereal, glorious, some is rough and cacophonous, some is pop-melodic, and Rachel Taylor Brown's vocals have a matching range. She's one of those artists who is totally individual. (Neile)

Recommended first album:

Half Hours With The Lower Creatures

Recordings:

  • Do Not Stare (2001)
  • Jonah Days (2005)
  • Ormolu (2006)
  • Seven Small Winter Songs (seasonal, 2007)
  • Half Hours With The Lower Creatures (2008)
  • Sister Storm's Ugly Sister and Other Saints and Superheroes (2009)
  • songs without a home (compilation, 2011)
  • World So Sweet (2011)
  • Falimy (2014)

Half Hours With The Lower Creatures

Release info:

2008—cutthroat pop records

Availability:

See Rachel Taylor Brown's site

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended for fans of the unusual

Group members:

Rachel Taylor Brown—vocals, piano, jaymar, maxophone, vss-30, celesta, harpsichord, glockenspiel, fake clarinet and strings, etc., synths, guitar, ukelele, tambourine, omnichord

Guest artists:

Jeff Stuart Saltzman—guitar (5, 6, 8); mandolin, vss-30 oratory, cymbals, bulbul, bass (2); saucepan, shaker, synth, tambourine, femora, space age sounds
John Steweart—drums (2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10); can (5)
Arthur Parket—bass (3, 5, 6, 9); bass synth (10)
Chris Robley—guitar (3, 5, 8, 9, 10)
Jay Brown—wood flute (2)
Benny Morrison—saxes (3)
Leigh Marble—garbage can (3)
Elizabeth Ann Gross—Abe's whisper (5)

Comments:

One of my favorite CD Baby finds. (trow@interbridge.com)

A far-ranging collection of songs, from soft to rough, experimental to pop. All over, all intriguing. There's one track that sounds very Robin Holcomb-esque to me. It's all over the place, but really all wonderful. (Neile)


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